The goal is to get more young hunters involved in the sport
Frankfort, KY (Vocus) May 5, 2010
The Georgia DNR has launched HunterExam.com's online course which allows students to take a portion of their hunter education course on the Internet before attending a 2-hour Instructor-led Field Day where they complete their training and pass a final exam. Those who were born on or after Jan 1, 1961 must have a hunter education certificate before they may purchase a Georgia Hunting License.
Rusty Garrison, Assistant Chief of the Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division Game Management Section, is enthusiastic about the new online program, "The goal is to get more young hunters involved in the sport," says Garrison, "With this online program we can reach more students in less time and they can work from the convenience of their own home." The traditional Georgia Hunter Education Course is a minimum of 10 hours in length.
The HunterExam.com Georgia Hunter Safety Course offers professionally narrated course content, visual exam questions, as well as interactive exercises and animations (powered by HE Tools®). With a high level of interactivity, the course is designed to target all learning styles and has been found beneficial to students who experience learning disabilities.
Garrison stresses that the online program is not meant to replace volunteer instructors. "Instructors will play a crucial role in the success of this program. The online course will allow instructors to focus on the hands-on topics and, of course, enforcing the rules of firearm safety."
"With so many young people using the Internet on a daily basis, it just makes sense that hunter safety is approached in the same way." Says Kerry Moher, V.P. Business Development, HunterExam.com. "The online course is a great way for people of all ages to learn the basics of hunting safety at home. Students need only attend a single Field Day to review with an instructor and take their final exam, saving everyone time and money."
An industry leader dedicated to continuing education, the online course is available to anyone as a study guide. Students who wish to attend the Field Day purchase HunterExam's Field Day Voucher for a one-time fee of $24.95, paid once the online course has been successfully completed.
HunterExam also offers a number of additional training resources, including a Treestand Safety Course follows guidelines established by the TMA (Treestand Manufacturer's Association), and three Online Shooting Ranges.